Mum-To-Be Massage Treatments

Holistic Pregnancy Massage Services at Shine Health & Beauty Salons in Stoke Newington

At Shine, we offer holistic massage services to help you during your pregnancy and believe regular treatments throughout your pregnancy can help you adapt to your changing posture as a result of your growing uterus.

Our skilled team are specially trained in pre and post pregnancy massage and think that by building a relationship with a therapist who can take you through your 9 months getting to know your body and how it is changing can be a massive support.

Is it safe to have a massage during pregnancy?

Many women feel it is safest to wait until after the first trimester before enjoying any massage treatments.

Our advice would be based on an individual basis and if you already have a relationship with a massage therapist this would be something that you could discuss with them personally.

Pregnancy massage treatments at top health & beauty salon in Stoke Newington & Newington Green

Often mums to be come to us after their first trimester suffering from lower back pain, aching legs and feet and a sense of discomfort. Other common pregnancy complaints include morning sickness, water retention, constipation, headaches or dizziness.

A holistic approach can be extremely powerful in connecting with your body’s ability to relieve imbalances, tensions or areas of stress allowing your mind the down time it needs.

Whether you choose massage, acupuncture, reflexology or cranial osteopathy, our experienced Practitioners can help you prepare for the many changes ahead.

Areas where we may be able to support you include:

  • Easing the postural changes that give physical discomfort in pregnancy
  • Helping with the emotional rollercoster of pregnancy
  • Preparing for your labour
  • Easing the physical strains of giving birth and helping with your recovery

Changes to your body during pregnancy

At Shine we are specialist in luxury pregnancy massage in both our Newington Green beauty salon as well as our Church Street beauty salon in Stoke Newington and understand the complex changes your body goes through during pregnancy. 

We offer the best in pre and post pregnancy massage services and are sure we can help you using theraputic massage techniques with any ailments related to your pregnancy.

Common pregnancy complaints can include:

Aches & Pains – Back pain, sciatica, headaches and fatigue are all common indications that the body is struggling to adapt to the changes in posture necessary in pregnancy.

Digestive Problems – Your expanding stomach and changes in posture can result in muscular tension around the diaphragm. This can contribute to digestive issues such as nausea, indigestion or heartburn.

Symphysis Pubis Diastasis – (SPD) – A common complaint –  a pain in the front of the pelvis resulting from the ligaments of the pelvis softening and becoming strained as your baby is growing.

Breathlessness – With your advancing pregnancy the enlarging uterus rises in the abdomen and the lower ribs open to create more space. This changes the action of the diaphragm and may lower available lung capacity, causing breathlessness.

Reduced Space for Abdominal and Pelvic Organs – Not only is your chest area squeezed the growing uterus takes it toll on the lower abdomen too. The bladder and bowels get moved aside to help create space. 

After The Birth – During labour the pelvic ligaments stretch to allow the pelvis to open. After you have given birth these ligaments should tighten and return to normal length.

Some distortions from giving birth may remain, disturbing the normal function of the pelvis and spine. 

Post birth massage for new mums

Delivery stresses can place continued stress on the body resulting in aches or pains anywhere including the back, neck, shoulders, legs or pelvic organs.

At Shine beauty salons in Stoke Newington our team recommend that all mothers have a postnatal checkup following delivery.

Realigning the pelvis after childbirth is a top priority and is simple when treated in the first few weeks. 

Now is a great time for mother and baby to see a cranial osteopath or craniosacral practitioner.

As your body mends and the demands of motherhood become a reality, exercise and being strong become an integral need.

If you are concerned about pelvic floor health which is a common issue for a lot of women, we advise you to book an appointment to speak with one of our highly experienced physiotherapists.

Book your pampering pregnancy massage at Shine hair & beauty salons in Stoke Newington & Newington Green

If you would like to experience a massage during your pregnancy or would like further advice on suitable massage treatments after you have given birth then please call 020 7241 2065 for our Newington Green health & beauty salon or 020 7241 5033 for our Church Street health & beauty salon in Stoke Newington.